AER releases Interim Reliability Instrument Guidelines for the Retailer Reliability Obligation

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) today released Interim Reliability Instrument Guidelines which form part of the AER’s functions for the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) alongside a final determination document responding to stakeholder submissions on the draft guideline.

As part of the RRO process, if the Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO) identifies a reliability gap as part of its Electricity Statement of Opportunities forecast it will request the AER to make a reliability instrument.

The guideline sets out the criteria the AER will use when making a decision on a reliability instrument request by AEMO. The guideline also sets out how the AER will consult with stakeholders on a reliability instrument request and what information AEMO must provide to the AER when making a reliability instrument request.

As set out in the National Electricity Rules (NER), the interim guideline will be replaced by a final version (which will be developed using a full consultation process). The final version will be developed from late 2019 and will be published by 31 July 2020.

More information about the RRO.

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Issued date: 
31 July 2019
AER reference: 
AC 101/19